Monday, December 18, 2017

Mystery Solved

Lately, I have been seeing and hearing a lot about Joy Division, an obscure British band from the late 1970's.  I liked Joy Division when I was in high school, unlike those around me who were enamored with bands like Journey.  But I have been pretty baffled lately with the sudden frequency of references to this band - like hearing them in my local grocery store and seeing a fellow in a restaurant in Santa Fe with this t shirt on.  

Why does everyone suddenly love Joy Division?  Why not the Stranglers?  or Fad Gadget? or The Boomtown Rats? or Wire? or The Buzzcocks? or Magazine?  I could go on and on about the great music from the late 1970's/early 1980's.

But then his Lordship and I watched Stranger Things and it all became crystal clear.

So here is to Ian Curtis and the commercial success he has achieved 37 years after he took his own life.

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